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Great evening, rich in culture

Tunes in the Church is not religious but uses the church venue to capitalise on the great... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
London, United Kingdom
Great experience of Irish musical tradition

Wonderful experience of Irish music and dance. The event took place in St.Nicholas Church in... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
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Lombard Street | St. Nicholas’ Church, Galway, Ireland
+353 87 962 5425
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 21, 2013

We saw a sign for Tunes in the Church while visiting St Nicholas Church earlier in the day. We were so glad we came back that evening for the concert. While music in the pubs is lively and fun, it can be crowded, hot, and...More

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Reviewed June 20, 2015

We were looking for Irish music without having to wait until 9:30 and having to fight the crowds in a pub. This met this expectation. It may have been the night we went, but the first performer, while a good musician seemed very anxious as...More

2  Thank wvlivingston
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

Tunes in the Church is not religious but uses the church venue to capitalise on the great acoustics. The musicians playing traditional Irish music are very talented and allow you to ask questions about anything - how the instruments work, how the musicians developed their...More

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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful experience of Irish music and dance. The event took place in St.Nicholas Church in Galway, including a guided tour of the church. The artists passionately shared about their musical career, their instruments, their country‘s history, interacted with the audience. Great atmosphere, wonderful music. Highly...More

1  Thank Oli V
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

An intimate venue and a wonderful opportunity not only to hear great traditional music but to learn about it the musicians and the instruments as,well.

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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Loved listening to traditional Irish music in St Nicks beautiful church!! Learned so much about each instrument!! Highly recommend!!

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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

We so enjoyed this performance. The musicians are world-class and in this venue you can hear every nuance with no drunks yelling over it like in the pubs. This is my second time with Tunes in the Church. Love it. Love what they’re doing for...More

Thank David G
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Excellent traditional Irish music in a beautiful setting. The performers shared information about the music, instruments are dance Tip. We booked online and received advance entry to pick our seats.

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Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Irish traditional music event run by one of the oficianados of traditional concertina, Cormac Begley. Attended night with Cormac and his brother Brandon. Excellent music experience. Pure trad yet very contemporary.

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Reviewed August 20, 2018

Happened across this by chance. As a single female traveller it was great to hear some traditional music without having to brave a crowded pub.

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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

A great time for a family with 2 older teen girls. We learned about the music and the instruments from the Begley brothers and had a great 90 minutes. Worth every penny for music alone, but also included a brief church tour. Highly recommend if...More

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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Came across this incidental seeing the posters. An unforgettable experience. Great traditional Irish Music and even dancing with interaction with the public in a perfect setting. Great thank you to Colm and Brendan Begley and Paul Mahon!

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September 8, 2018|
Response from Sue68007 | Reviewed this property |
Tunes in the Church only runs till the end of Aug. But if you want a structured show try Trad on the Prom or Mise Eire show the run on opposite nights and about 30 euro a seat. Both well reviewed though I have never attended... More
August 22, 2016|
Response from Christopher P | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we have finished our concert series now for the summer. We are running from June to end of August. Have a good trip.